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Is it time for Woodbury County to join the party?

This week, two more counties in Iowa — Linn and Wapello — joined Johnson County in setting a countywide minimum wage. In Linn County, the wage will rise to $10.25 by January 2019, while Wapello County followed Johnson County’s lead in raising the wage to $10.10 in three installments. 577 more words


Linn County officials take step toward increasing wage

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Linn County supervisors have taken a first step toward increasing the county’s minimum wage.

KCRG-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2bDHBpN ) the supervisors voted Wednesday for a Linn County increase of the state’s current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour to $8.25 on Jan. 74 more words


It Was Lucky We Missed Smashing the Monarch

It happened on Highway 1, south of Mount Vernon, Saturday, Aug. 27. I was driving at probably close to 60 mph (I know, the speed limit is 55, I wasn’t that far over), when suddenly, to my right, a bright orange butterfly came flitting towards the path of my van. 874 more words


On The Radio - New Cedar Rapids sustainability coordinator provides multifaceted momentum

Jenna Ladd | August 8, 2016

This week’s On The Radio segment takes a closer look at Cedar Rapid’s first-ever sustainability coordinator and University of Iowa graduate, Eric Holthaus.  352 more words


Gang Rape Reported At Oregon Raggae Festival

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Linn County authorities say a 21-year-old woman reported being raped by five men at a reggae festival in Scio, Oregon.

The woman told sheriff’s deputies she met two men at a tavern late Saturday and agreed to go with them to the festival. 101 more words


McDowell Creek Falls County Park: Majestic, Royal Terrace, McDowell, and Crystal Pool

I usually feel very blessed to live in the middle of our great state. It really is a great hub for going on all of these adventures. 458 more words

Oregon Waterfalls

Iowa City Science Boosters Club at the Linn County Fair

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Nick Fetty | June 24, 2016

The Iowa City Science Boosters Club taught children about climate change through a hands-on experiment at the Linn County Fair on Thursday June 23. 253 more words